TEACHING FOR INTEGRATION AND TRANSFER
Two instructional objectives remain: to insure that the SM strategies become a system of behavior and that they are implemented in contexts outside the classroom. The first is achieved through integration teaching procedures and the second through transfer teaching. This chapter provides those procedures.
Integrating the SM strategies requires modeling, prompting, testing, and consequence elements.
Modeling takes two forms. First, model the strategy relationships through a posting such as Figure 3.1 in Chapter 3. The analogy to riding a bicycle is appropriate. The steering, balancing, pedaling, and braking performed depend on the road and the others using the road. As these conditions change, so do the component behaviors of bike riding. If they do not, accidents occur.
Second, model thinking about SM behavior as a system of strategies. Prior to activities and during debriefings, set the occasion for and review students' SM behaviors at the systems level. Use the system posting to point out what they have to do or did.